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Wednesday, December 17th, 2003
12:11 pm
My LiveJournal 12 Days
My True Love gave to me...
12 annettles a-spamming.
11 ellygators a-chuckling.
10 keyls a-clucking.
9 mobilises a-twirling.
8 o_w_t_fairiess a-spitting.
7 octopusgrrls a-kicking.
6 rainyks a-swimming.
5 amethyst ramaustins.
4 giggling renabenas.
3 Haitian starlajos.
2 snake treeess.
And a yesmum in a peach tree.
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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003
4:59 pm
Has anyone ever heard of the NZ artist Jackie Mardon? I believe she works with plaster. Any idea how I could track her down? I am interested in purchasing one of her pieces.
Friday, August 9th, 2002
8:02 pm
i've been meaning to ask for ages....
do you have to be a paid member to post pictures?
Sunday, June 30th, 2002
11:48 am
After getting up from a late lazy book reading morning, I have made some coffee eaten 4 pieces of toast and am considering having a shower and going grocery shopping. I need to get some vegetables at least. I might do some more sewing this afternoon and I was thinking about the movies, but actually think I would enjoy it more if I went next weekend instead and did homely cooking type stock the freezer activities this afternoon (and I still need to vacuum). My feet are cold.
Wednesday, June 12th, 2002
8:54 pm
I am a Third Watch addict. I tape it even and it often makes me cry.

I saw the dating game show thing last night – TERRIBLE, though appreciate it certainly would have appealed to the masses it wasn’t my cup of tea.

I have to go to a specialist on Monday about my eye, apparently it wasn’t conjunctivitis, it wasn’t chlamydia, or any miscellaneous virus even! It is getting better, but it’s been 4 weeks and it still hasn’t cleared up completely. I am irritable.

In other health news I have what appears to be a cold, but isn’t. It’s just being a bit sneaky. I have been finding it quite hard to breathe, so there have been puffers for Africa.

My course material is interesting. Why is it that University stuff just seems quite complicated when it sometimes just isn’t? Umm, I bought stationary today. I got some jumbo pads. I love paper.
Saturday, May 4th, 2002
9:59 pm
I have been sort of grumpy lately in a "say things before i have had a chance to think about them" sort of way. Talking to a friend tonight she confessed she is like that all the time, and i wonder if i have been living with high tolerance levels up until i gave up smoking. Did nicotine make me more relaxed about getting dicked around? Where DO you draw the line when it comes to verbalising your annoyance?

Went to see Panic Room this afternoon, and it was really quite good. Seven out of Ten. Quite violent.
Thursday, April 25th, 2002
7:48 pm
So many people were out today!! Bloody madness it was trying to get a park. I didn’t get the can opener or go to the movies, I will do it on the weekend instead.
Did buy however…. (will pay visa back next pay-day, ahh well… I least I got some airports…)
A very cool new necklace (silver, Maori design)
A lasagne dish in a size that I have been looking for, for ages (nice and deep)
And a little fan heater for upstairs when I get up in the morning.
And a Wendy’s Taco salad.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2002
7:45 pm
Eek, Im sick! Woke up this morning with a hellishly sore throat and raised glands in my neck. Initially I thought it was just due to the overnight chill, but I called in sick at work when I woke up at 8:30 and all day I have napped and yet I still feel pooey. I have made a doctors appointment tomorrow (may seem a little over the top, but I have a tendency to get ear infections when I suffer tonsillitis without antibiotics) and will probably go into work in the morning. Thank God the new Barbara Anderson novel I brought the other weekend at The Womens Bookshop is a goodie, as it has been a real comfort. Im not inspirational tonight.
Sunday, March 3rd, 2002
8:10 pm
Home from a 4 day conference in Christchurch/Hamner. I am so tired, I really dont quite know how I am going to manage to iron a shirt and get up in time for a 10am appointment in the morning. I will update soon.
Saturday, February 9th, 2002
5:59 pm
Sunday, January 27th, 2002
11:38 pm
Im listening to the cricket on the radio (maybe I should change my name to Larry or Kev or something).

I cant believe the two commentators. One is South African and the other is Australian. There is a dispute over a catch, apparently it was given not out yet apparently it was quite obvious that it was. The commentators are talking about the need for honestly and good sportsmanship. Since WHEN has this ever happened? When was anyone (NZer, Australian, South African) voluntarily walked when they werent given out?
Friday, January 25th, 2002
11:01 am
I would love to be able to go to my favorite book shop in Takapuna today and buy some books at lunch time. The last time I think I wrote about his here, my car ignition crapped out and I had to call the AA and didnt go. I drove past yesterday at lunchtime and saw all the yummy books stacked up, but I didnt have time to stop. I wont go today thou even thou I would like to, I couldnt NOT buy anything and I can do without spending the money and I dont really need to satisfy the addiction because I have got more than enough books to keep me reading for a couple of months without getting lonely. I am still reading The Blind Assassin (I think it is once of those books if you read twice, you would pick up on a lot more thats happening) after having not looked at anything really literal for a couple of weeks. I stayed up until almost 2 last night reading and woke up in an agro this morning to prove it.

I was going to write about my brother, but the more I think about it, the more annoyed I get, so I might leave it until another time.
Thursday, January 24th, 2002
2:42 pm
Here is a question for the universe. A guy in the office wants to know the name of a song. Its the Telecom ad, where the two old folk are pashing in bed (the sexuality of the woman is a concern initially). She is obviously an exec who has forgotten a meeting and when she dials into the conference call, he is painting her nails under the table. Know the one? Know the song that goes with it? Apparently it is a Groova- Marda (sp?) song. There is a special present for the person who can tell me what it is.
(Apparently the lyrics go If you are fond of sand dunes and salty air if that helps)
Thursday, January 17th, 2002
11:51 am
... but this is so true!
Words women use and what they mean

This is the word we use at the end of any argument that we feel we are right about but need to shut you up. NEVER use fine to describe how a woman looks. This will cause you to have one of those arguments.

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Monday, January 14th, 2002
9:54 pm
im the txt msg queen!!
Thursday, January 10th, 2002
9:31 pm
Friday Five...
1. You've just won a complete collection of movies starring one actor - what actor would you pick? Anthony Hopkins wins the Gold, James Stewart the Silver and Al Pacino the Bronze

2. What was the last movie you saw in a theatre? Oceans Eleven

3. What was the last video or DVD that you bought? To rent it was a collection of 10 from a video shop in Northcote and I think the last one I saw of them was I still know what you did last summer

4. What movie could you watch over and over again and not get sick of? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? Lunch with a friend on Sunday, Saturday not planned, and the way I like it at this stage sleep in on both days (or course!) and potentially a little ironing on Sunday night
12:18 pm
Its a great day, I am eating a cold bhuna beef curry with similarly cold onion bhaji and garlic naan and it is very tasty thankyouverymuch.

I got back to Auckland yesterday. Felt funny about being home to start with, but now I have slept here I feel a lot more comfortable. I have mostly unpacked, and am waiting for a load of washing to go thru before I head around to a friends place this afternoon.

Its a weird feeling knowing that I am back and that Christmas has been and gone.

I got a nice surprise yesterday when I got home, Annette had left a very cute present in my letter box, I felt quite spesh!

I will update maybe later tonight.
Sunday, December 30th, 2001
11:41 pm
I made some pillowcases today. I had been given 3 valances that were my sisters, but they didnt fit on my bed, so I decided to unpick them and sew them into cases. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I do sort have enough of them already anyway. I made up 6 today, and will have enough to make possibly another 6 tomorrow. Sewing pillowcases is remarkably more fun than someone elses curtains, and Mums machine is a lot smoother than mine. Because some of the valance material isnt wide enough I have decided to make stripe ones, cream and pink, pink and brown. How very creative of me.

I am getting more into The Blind Assassin than I was, although I am trying not to read it much during the day because whenever I do I end up going to sleep for hours, and it ruins my chances of sleeping at night time. I went to the Spotlight sale the other day and bought a cute little cross stitch which I am doing when the fancy takes me during the day. I actually had quite a bit of fun at that sale managing to by 3 sets of towels I didnt quite need and another sheet set (a cute blue check). That reminds me, I must check internet banking later to see how much money I have got.

I am loving this break the week I have had off so far has felt like so much longer, I think I might stick around until mid next week, no reason really for me to head back to Auckland any earlier as I dont start back at work until the 14th. I am really enjoying spending time with the folks.

Mum is on the phone to my sister, so will save this and post a bit later. Hope everyone has a great New Year.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2001
6:23 pm
Full tummy. I will use them again, cheap and nice food.
LotR's stuff on TV, very exciting. Julie White has just compared it to Once were Warriers. Huh? Can't wait to see it, enjoyed Peter Jackson's other stuff - even if it was a bit blood and gutsy.
3:25 pm
Some SKANKY looking bitch has just parked in my car park down stairs.
Am i nothing with out a car?!!
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